NEW! ENB’s 2018 Emerging Dancer will be Chosen at the London Coliseum on 11 June

27/01/2018

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English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer at the London Coliseum on Monday 11 June 2018 

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NEW! Akram Khan’s Giselle for ENB Can be Seen in Cinemas from 25 April

26/01/2018

ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET AKRAM KHAN’S GISELLE COMES TO CINEMAS FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM 25 APRIL 2018

Running time 105 minutes / BBFC TBC / Released from 25 April 2018

Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance’ from English National BalletAkram Khan’s Giselle is released in cinemas for the first time from 25 April 2018, thanks to a collaboration between English National Ballet and digital commissioning agency The Space, giving ballet fans nationwide the opportunity to see this award-winning production in glorious high definition on the big screen. Read more

NEW! Classical Music at the Barbican in 2018/19

23/01/2018

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The Barbican announces its 2018/19 classical music season

At the core of the Barbican’s 2018/19 classical music season ambitious programme are the Centre’s Resident Orchestra: the London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra: the BBC Symphony Orchestra; and the Barbican Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, alongside the Barbican’s own-curated concert series, Barbican Presents.  The Australian Chamber Orchestra returns as the Barbican’s newly appointed International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court. Throughout the season, Barbican programmes will be supported by creative learning work and through close collaborations with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Read more

NEW! BARRY DOUGLAS IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN

12/01/2018

Barry Douglas discusses – amongst other things – his career, composers, interpretation, recordings, masterclasses, chamber music, competitions, and his annual Clandeboye Festival.

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Winner of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1986, Barry Douglas has toured the world for the last three decades, bringing distinction and splendour to the wide range of concertos he plays, and taking on innumerable institutional responsibilities as well. That is to be expected from any major competition-winner, but perhaps closest to the artist’s heart is the founding of his orchestra, the Camerata Ireland, and overseeing his annual Clandeboye Festival, both of which serve as a meeting place for Irish artists in general and young Irish musicians in particular. Read more

NEW! The ‘New’ Szymanowski Quartet’s First Appearance at the Wigmore Hall Next Sunday

31/12/2017

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The Polish SZYMANOWSKI QUARTET, a former BBC New Generation ensemble, returns to the Wigmore Hall 7 January on for a coffee concert of Schubert and Mozart. They also appear on In Tune on 4 January. Read more

UPDATED! SOME OF OUR REVIEWERS CHOOSE THEIR ‘BEST OF 2017’

28/12/2017

THE BEST OF 2017
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NEW! OMER MEIR WELLBER IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON

27/12/2017

Michael Cookson Meets Omer Meir Wellber

Earlier this year during a reporting trip to Munich I was fortunate to secure an interview with charismatic and hardworking conductor Omer Meir Wellber whose burgeoning career has taken him to the world’s greatest opera houses and working with the finest orchestras. Read more

NEW! Violinist Liza Ferschtman Celebrates Bernstein’s Centenary in 2018

22/12/2017

Liza Ferschtman celebrates Bernstein’s centenary with recording and five-country tour

LThe Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman will release her 10th album on Challenge Classics in January 2018, featuring Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’Symposium and Korngold’s Violin Concerto. The recording comes at the start of Bernstein’s centenary year. From January to June 2018 Ferschtman will give 10 performances of Bernstein’s five-movement concerto across the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, the UK and USA. Read more

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